©Mohammed Al Shaikhafp/AFP/Getty Images
  • Country profile


The authorities tightened restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and association and continued to curtail the right to peaceful assembly. They detained and charged several human rights defenders and banned others from travelling abroad, dissolved the main opposition group and stripped more than 80 people of their Bahraini citizenship, forcibly expelling four. Opposition leaders continued to be imprisoned as prisoners of conscience. There were new reports of torture and other ill-treatment and unfair trials. Women continued to be discriminated against in law and practice. Migrant workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people faced discrimination. There were no new death sentences or executions.

Read more

Death penalty status


Retains the death penalty in law


Media enquiries

Sara Hashash

Middle East and North Africa Press Officer, +44 207 413 5511

Our Offices

Amnesty International Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa

114 Cairo Street, Massabki-Serhal Buliding Bloc A, 7th floor, Hamra Beirut - Lebanon


+961 1 748751


Amnesty International Secretariat Office

View All Contact Info